Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Program - Music Producer

The Community College of Aurora offers two degrees in the field of Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship: Music Performer and Music Producer.

Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship: Music Producer (AAS Degree)

Program Description: The AAS degree in Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship (Music Producer) at the Community College of Aurora prepares you to start your own business as a music producer or to work in a variety of entry-level music production careers. This two-year degree also helps prepare you to continue your education at specialized music schools or four-year universities. With access to the latest technology, live performances, studio sessions, and music business strategies, you’ll learn from industry professionals through instruction, hands-on experiences, collaboration, and professional networking.

Estimated Program Cost for In-state Residents

$9,186 plus books and supplies

Entry Level Salary for Music Producers: $32,580 a year

Program Length and Courses Necessary - 60 Credits

General Education Requirements

  • ENG 121 English Composition I (GT-CO1) or higher
  • ENG 122 English Composition II (GT-CO2) or higher
  • COM 125 Interpersonal Communication
  • MAT 120 Mathematics for Liberal Arts: (GTMA1) or higher
  • PSY 101 General Psychology I (GT-SS3) or higher

Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Common Core

  • MUS 107 Entrepreneurial Artistry Development for Musicians
  • MUS 163 Music Audio Production I
  • MUS 164 Music Audio Production II
  • MUS 167 Music Business I
  • MUS 169 Project Management for Musicians
  • MUS 263 Music Publishing
  • MUS 267 Music Marketing Strategies

Producer Emphasis

  • MUS 100 Introduction to Music Theory I
  • MUS 110 Music Theory I
  • MUS 112 Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab I
  • MUS 141 Private Instruction
  • MUS 168 Audio Post Production I
  • MUS 261 Advanced Music Audio Production
  • MUS 262 Developing a Producer's Ear
  • MUS 265 Live Audio Engineering
  • MUS 268 Audio Post Production II

Music Producer Certificate

This certificate program will prepare students for entry-level work or to launch a new music entertainment audio business and/or career. Topics range from audio production to music business to music-making. Students will have access to current tech and hands-on experiences.

Estimated Program Cost for In-State Residents

$6,743 plus books and supplies

Program Length and Courses Necessary - 44 Credits

Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship Common Core - 21 credits

  • MUS 107 Entrepreneurial Artistry Development for Musicians
  • MUS 163 Music Audio Production I
  • MUS 164 Music Audio Production II
  • MUS 167 Music Business I
  • MUS 169 Project Management for Musicians
  • MUS 263 Music Publishing
  • MUS 267 Music Marketing Strategies

Producer Emphasis - 23 credits

  • MUS 100 Introduction to Music Theory 1
  • MUS 110 Music Theory I
  • MUS 112 Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab I
  • MUS 141 Private Instruction
  • MUS 168 Audio Post Production I
  • MUS 261 Advanced Music Audio Production
  • MUS 262 Developing a Producer's Ear
  • MUS 265 Live Audio Engineering
  • MUS 268 Audio Post Production II

If you have any questions about the program and how to enroll, please contact Lynette Jachowicz, Chair, Arts and Communication Department, at 303-360-4837 or e-mail Lynette.Jachowicz@ccaurora.edu

 

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